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If we look merely at the form of this document, its place at the beginning of the book of Genesis is commentaryy to warrant the expectation that it will give us history, and not fiction, or human speculation.

Biblical Commentary Old Testament. Keil and Delitzsch.6 vols.complete.Clark’sFTL.1864.1892.

Delitzsch wrote many commentaries on books of the Bible, Jewish antiquities, Biblical psychology, as well as a history of Jewish poetry, and works of Anf apologetics. Man is to eat of “every seed-bearing keol on the face of all the earth, and every tree on which there are fruits containing seed,” consequently of the productions of both field and tree, in other words, of corn and fruit; the animals are to eat of “every green herb,” i.

Abd God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: His chief work is the commentary on the Old Testamentwhich he undertook with Franz Delitzsch.

The history of the world and of the kingdom of God begins with him. His mother’s name was Susanna Rosina. At the same time, very much has been done during the last thirty years on the part of believers in divine revelation, to bring about a just appreciation and correct understanding of the Old Testament Scriptures.

This act of creation, too, like all that precede it, is shown by the divine word “good” to be in accordance with the will of God.

The Quotation Archive Add a Quotation. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

Overview – Keil and Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

The account before us does not contain the slightest marks delitzscg a vision, is no picture of creation, in which every line betrays the pencil of a painter rather than the pen of a historian, but is obviously a historical narrative, which we could no more transform into a vision than the account of paradise or of the fall.


The “seas” include the rivers which flow into the ocean, and the lakes which are as it were “detached fragments” of the ocean, though they are not specially mentioned here. It is never joined with an accusative of the material, although it does not exclude a pre-existent material unconditionally, but is used for the creation of man Genesis 1: The first day did commentady consist of the primeval darkness and the origination of light, but was formed after the creation of the light by the first interchange of deljtzsch and morning.

His exegetical activity began in earnest at Erlangen, where he prepared independently and in connection with Karl Keil some of the best commentaries on the Old Testament Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, Isaiah, which had been produced in Anx.

All the theories which have been adopted, from Descartes to the present day, are not the simple and well-established inductions of natural science founded upon careful observation, but combinations of partial discoveries empirically made, with speculative ideas of very questionable worth.

Had this been the meaning of the writer, he would have mentioned water as the first creation, and not the heaven and the earth. This suffices to prove that the theosophic speculation of those who “make a gap between the first two verses, and fill it with a wild horde of evil spirits and their demoniacal works, is an arbitrary interpolation” Ziegler.

Nothing certain can be decided as to the period when it was committed to writing; probably some time before Moses, who inserted it as a written record in the Thorah of Israel. If, therefore, in the course of the work of creation, the heaven with its stars, and the earth with its vegetation and living creatures, came forth from this deep, or, to speak more correctly, if they appeared as well-ordered, and in a certain sense as finished worlds; it would be a complete misunderstanding of the account of the creation to suppose it to teach, that the water formed the elementary matter, out of which the heaven and the earth were made with all their hosts.

The work is perhaps the best of the older conservative scholarship and is still unsurpassed as a whole. And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: Retrieved from ” https: This is also shown in the connection between our verse and the one which follows: Moreover, if the division of the work of creation into so many days had been the result of human reflection; the creation of man, who was appointed lord of the earth, would certainly not have been assigned to the same day as that of the beasts and reptiles, but would have been kept distinct from the creation of the beasts, and allotted to the seventh day, in which the creation was completed – a meaning which Richers and Keerl have actually tried to force upon the text of the Bible.


The assertion, so frequently made, that the course of the creation takes its form from the Hebrew week, which was already in existence, and the idea of God’s resting on the seventh day, from the institution of the Hebrew Sabbath, is entirely without foundation.

God saw His work, and behold it was all very good; i. Lexicon Search Greek Hebrew Aramaic.

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Delitzscj the heating of the earth and sea there arose winds, clouds and rain, lightning and thunder, the roaring of which wakened up sensitive beings, so that living creatures of both sexes moved in the waters and upon the earth. The select only a few from the many passages of the Old and New Testaments, in which God is referred to as the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and the almighty operations of the living God in the world are based upon the fact of its creation: The work of creation commences with the ahd, “and God said.

It is now a generally accepted truth of natural science, that the light does not spring from the sun and stars, but that the sun itself is a dark body, and the light proceeds from an atmosphere which surrounds it. Dellitzsch the same time it is obvious from the creative acts which follow vv. The Old Testament is the basis of the New.